Page 2 of 3 ZOOM Anderson 1Nathan AndersonMrs. OrfanedesEnglish 4 Honors NCVPS8 February 2018Is Beowulf a Hero?Beowulf is the main character and epic hero of one of the oldest pieces of literature recorded in the English language. In order to be held at such high esteem his traits as a hero are strong and represent what the poets of the time idealized in a hero. Beowulf’s qualities, those being his brawn, faith, and courageousness, exemplify why Beowulf is considered to be one of the best heroes to date.To start, any good hero has to have certain physical capabilities that set them apart, Beowulf is no exception. If this weren’t the case, who would be able to defeat monsters that seem larger than life?
Although the characteristics of an epic hero are under constant modification, Beowulf is still an effective modern-day hero due to his acts of courage, compassion, and dedication in relation to his people. Even though the transcendent tale of Beowulf took place around 800AD the various qualities he possessed, making him an epic hero, remain prevalent even today. Beowulf’s heroic story will continue to remain influential for centuries to
A hero is defined as someone who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievement, or noble qualities. While in this book, the main character shows the character trait of hero. In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon, the story is about the main character, Christopher, going through different struggles and resolving them throughout the book. Without a doubt, Christopher is a hero because he is brave, he never gives up on something, and he follows the steps to heroic journey. Christopher is a hero because he has gone through different problems and solved them with courage, which shows that he is brave.
He is admired for his achievements and the challenges that he has overcome. In addition, Welles Crowther is another good example of a hero who puts others before himself. Welles didn’t hesitate and immediately thought about other people before himself. He sacrificed his life to help others. His traits are admirable and is a good example to follow.
Beowulf and Odysseus are two famous epic heroes in the texts Beowulf and The Odyssey. They both go through the “Hero’s Journey,” and display many characteristics of a hero. Beowulf, however, better fits the qualities of an epic hero due to his unselfish personality, his fearlessness, and his nobility. One reason Beowulf is the better epic hero is because his intentions and motives were selfless. He always fought to save the people, not for glory or treasures.
The Geats and the Danes looked up to Beowulf as a leader and a hero. He eventually became a devoted king to the Geats. Beowulf is a hero because he is courageous, brave, and a great warrior. Beowulf’s courageousness is unmatched when being compared to other warriors and people. He feels as if he must show courage, especially during battle.
Welles Remy Crowther Heros are idolized for their noble qualities. A hero is a selfless, brave, inspiring individual. A hero is a courageous person who is willing to do what it takes to help others. Welles Remy Crowther is well known as a hero because of his outstanding achievements. In Welles Crowther’s short life he was a leader and always had a strong sense of courage.
Hero: “a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities” (Merriam-Webster) Evident in many classic stories, the hero is always the character that makes the justifiable choice. Their role as the hero is never questioned. The hero always prevails, and in the end, the hero accomplishes the journey with greater wisdom, knowledge, and reestablished views of the world that compensates for the horrors they encounter along the journey. In this story, however, the main character cannot be justified as the hero; he can only aspire to be one. Throughout the epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer vividly illustrates how often times, a person who has gained a certain title will struggle under the pressure of maintaining the continuous justification of the role.
Every heroic hero acquires undeniable brave characteristics. The exciting poem called Beowulf explains the most heroic man of all throughout the poem is a hero. He displays being a great warrior by determination, self-respect, and loyalty making him an outstanding hero. He is significant and needed to all those he’s come across and is known for his strong appeal, bold and a caring person. He proves all of the assets and behaviors that a real leader possesses.
Joseph Campbell once said, “a hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Heroes always keep going and never give up. They focus on doing the right thing even if it is not satisfying everyone. Heroes go above and beyond to save the people. They are willing to sacrifice themselves for everyone else. Heroes always do what is right when needed, they are not fearless but they are brave, and they help people if they their is a great sacrifice.